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A bowl of black beans with chips on the side

Easy Refried Black Beans

An easy Refried Black Beans recipe loaded with flavor and ready in less than 25 minutes! It’s incredibly simple, so you don’t need a lot of time or energy to do it, and the flavor is just so good. 
Course Main Dish, Side Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 225kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • 1 Tbsp avocado, sunflower or grapeseed oil
  • 1 cup chopped purple onion
  • 1 Tbsp minced jalapeño
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (2 medium garlic clove)
  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed, reserve ½ cup liquid from can.
  • ½ tsp each: kosher salt, ground cumin, chili powder and ground coriander. if using regular table salt, use ¼ of a teaspoon.
  • 1 tsp minced lime zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (about 1 large lime)


  • Heat oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat; add the onion, jalapeño and garlic. Saute vegetables until tender.
  • Add half of the beans to the onion mixture, mashing with a potato masher until slightly chunky; stir in the remaining beans, zest, cumin, chili powder and coriander.
  • Heat on low until beans are warmed through, about 15 minutes . Stir in lime juice before serving.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 656mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 2g